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Outraged by LNG?

Outrage is growing at the prospect of an LNG facility at Woodfibre and 1000’ LNG Supertankers transit- ing the shipping route to and from that site through the waters of Howe Sound and Georgia/Haro Straits. These are not small freight- ers that we are all familiar with and the LNG infra- structure (tankers and facili- ... Read More »

Disputing Weston’s claims

A number of claims made by Mr. Weston in last week’s letter seem rather du- bious. Especially odd is his claim to have “consistently advocated for a sustainable approach to the environ- ment and fisheries,” a claim that contrasts sharply with the following media report from 2013: “More than $100 mil- lion in cuts are ... Read More »

Faster alert needed

Normally we are aware of emergency situations as they occur – not remotely shy, emergencies. Everyone knows when the weather is bad or an earthquake has occurred. We feel con- cerned, we seek information or assistance. The Gibsons water contamination situation was unexpected, un- precedented, and totally un- noticeable. Unfortunately, the Town’s Boil Water Advisory ... Read More »

What can we learn from this?

When negotiations between government and the BCTF bargaining unit broke down after an intense weekend of talks, and teachers set up full-time picket lines around schools on Tuesday, the rhetoric really ramped up – on both sides. On the one hand, we have government trying to rein in costs of delivering a program of education ... Read More »

What’s up, dock?

Stripped to its metal bones, the Davis Bay Wharf undergoes deconstruction prior to a rebuild of its deck and enhancement of the wharf platform with gazebo, floats and other amenities. Originally built in 1922 by the federal government and rebuilt in 1983, the refreshed, pictur- esque structure will be ready to welcome visitors sometime in ... Read More »

Coastal couple rolls out Hippos for Africa

A new breed of hippos are being launched on the Sunshine Coast through the efforts of Gibson residents Luke Vorstermans and Linda Ryan. The Hippo is a much smarter way to collect and move water. And for millions of African women who spend up to six hours a day on this domestic chore, it’s a ... Read More »

Growing forward

For Salish Soils entrepreneur Aaron Joe, turning waste into a viable resource – rich composted loam – speaks to creating a sus- tainable enterprise for his own shíshálh Na- tion community. More importantly, it also provides a model for First Nations across the country interested in creating new, sustainable jobs that will put food on the ... Read More »

Check your stars for the week

Michael O’connor, Astrologer Tip of the Week: It is Friday the 13th and under the bright light of the Full Moon in Sagittarius the final countdown to Summer Solstice has begun. It of course marks the official beginning of the summer season. Amidst the everchanging flow of styles, attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, approaches and so on ... Read More »

Meldrum Memorial Drag Race set for June 22

Due to the May 25 event rain out, the Ted Meldrum Memorial Drag Race has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 22 at the Sechelt Airport. Spectators with their wrist band from the May race will be admitted at no charge. Fees will be waived for racers who registered and paid for the May event. New entries ... Read More »

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